Apple to Offer Training Sessions to Women in Tech

By: Marie Donlon

Hoping to address the lack of women in executive and computer programming jobs in the technology sector, tech giant Apple is preparing to launch a program that would encourage female entrepreneurs and programmers to pursue such positions with help from a two-week training session.

An invitation to one of the Cupertino-based sessions, which will be held every three months beginning in January 2019, will be extended to up to 20 app makers either led by or founded by a woman. To qualify, the app maker is required to have at least one female programmer on staff.

Upon selection, Apple will bankroll the travel expenses for up to three workers per each accepted company.

The aim of the program, according to Esther Hare, Apple’s senior director of world developer marketing, is to engage women in the technology field — a field with few female representatives.